In sum, to the limited extent that Apple has been able to show that any of its harms were caused by Samsung’s illegal conduct (in this case, only trade dress dilution), Apple has not established that the equities support an injunction. Accordingly, Apple’s motion for a permanent injunction is DENIED.
sfcrazy writes: Samsung is clearly accusing Hogan in its recent filing of influencing the jury in favor of Apple. Samsung said in its filing: "Mr. Hogan's own statements to the media suffice if such a showing is required. Once inside the jury room, Mr. Hogan acted as a “de facto technical expert” who touted his high-tech experience to bring the divided jury together. Contrary to this Court's instructions, he told other jurors incorrectly that an accused device infringes a utility patent unless it is “entirely different”; that a prior art reference could not be invalidating unless that reference was “interchangeable”; and that invalidating prior art must be currently in use. He thus failed “to listen to the evidence, not to consider extrinsic facts, [and] to follow the judge’s instructions.”
Prof DK Bose, economics professor at Villanova University, said he can see a boost in local manufacturing as Republicans come back in The White House. "The ban on abortions and contraceptive will create the workforce this country dearly needs. A nation is build by its people, there are not that many American people."
Lenovo said that they are building their facility in Greensboro [in North Carolina]. The facility will be equipped with the safety features that it uses in China — especially safety nets to control suicides.
sfcrazy writes: The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proved again that he has no clue about how things work in the real world. The outsourcing of hardware manufacturing was one question that was raised during the second presidential debate. Mitt says its because China stole our IP and they even have fake Apple Stores there. That is not true Mr Romney, if you have any clue about what the reality is. What has a fake Apple Store got to do with Apple manufacturing in China? What has 'stealing IP' (if Mr Romney even knows what IP’s he is talking about) to do with cheap labor? How does that IP bring the cost of manufacturing down? The primary driver is labor costs as the iPad and iPhone are assembled with hands and the Chinese population creates a huge work force which is willing to work for dimes. It has nothing, I repeat, nothing to do with IP or stealing. Mitt Romney is playing a stupid card which he thinks ill-informed Americans will fall for.
Come on Mr Romney, do you think those 12 year old Chinese kids are hiding the US IP in their pockets and manufacture iPads at their homes because they 'stole' American IP?
sfcrazy writes: Samsung is demanding new trial accusing foreman Hogan of not being truthful to the court. Hogan did not disclose about his court battle with Seagate, a company Samsung helped last year by purchasing its hard drive unit. Hogan was once sued by Seagate for not paying the sum he owed to the company. Hogan chose to file for personal bankruptcy instead of paying back to Seagate. Hogan seems to have genuine reasons to hate Samsung in addition to all the 'things' he did to mislead the jury. Samsung says in its filing that "Hogan’s failure to disclose the Seagate suit raises issues of bias that Samsung should have been allowed to explore in questioning and that would have triggered a motion to strike for cause or a peremptory strike."